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Chinchorro Mortuary Practices on Infants: Northern Chile Archaic Period (BP 7000–3600)

Vivien G. Standen, Bernardo T. Arriaza, and Calogero M. Santoro

in Tracing Childhood: Bioarchaeological Investigations of Early Lives in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049830
eISBN:
9780813050324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049830.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The Chinchorro were coastal hunter-gatherers of the Archaic period in the Atacama Desert, who artificially mummified their infants and fetuses. Their complex mummification process led to the ... More


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